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Aspiring Dungeon Master

Aspiring Dungeon Master

By Jonah V Peckham
This actual play podcast follows those who attempt to weave stories out of threads of fantasy, gothic, apocalyptica, mystery, and more for their players and for you. Whether you like Fifth Edition D&D, Powered by the Apocalypse, or map drawing games where you can't see the map because this is a podcast, we've got you covered!
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Reek: High Flying, Adored
This was recorded as a one-shot game to teach Dungeon World and the Powered by the Apocalypse system to one of my more D&D-inclined players, and also as a prologue to a game we'll be playing later.   As a fair warning, towards the end we say we're done and start going into post-game chat, but then we intermittently go back into roleplay, so stick around or skip ahead if you want to hear that.
March 24, 2020
Princes Episode 11- Aanother
Aand aanother aasimar.
August 19, 2019
Princes Episode 10- Monster Hunters
A manticore!  Hippogriff riding!  Solemn RP!  It's all in there!
August 17, 2019
Princes 09- Reaching Out
Everyone tries to connect with someone else.  Or something else.
August 17, 2019
Princes 08- The Schism
Shit gets real in the party.
August 17, 2019
Princes Episode 07- It's Ogre
The party, mid mission, decides to just fuck off and go looking for a tower.
August 12, 2019
Princes Episode 06- Something's Wrong With Galavan
The nightmares are getting worse...
August 12, 2019
Princes Episode 05- Doo Doo Doo, Come Hit My Ass
Hey guys, Jonah writing this.  Just wanted you to know the sitch, Urban Shadows is on indefinite hiatus due to conflicts with schedules and the fact that I have recently moved to a new apartment where conditions make it difficult to find time to record, especially not in very good quality.  So right now, I'm gonna start trying to put up episodes of Princes of the Apocalypse in the hopes that eventually we'll get to the episodes I never released on Youtube.  Hopefully by then, either some new project will have occurred to us, or we'll be able to continue Urban Shadows.
August 12, 2019
Fontaine- Beneath the Rust (1-5): It Is Nowhere And It Never Was Anywhere
Jill (Aerin) makes a friend.  Kyle (Andrew) avoids conflict.  Seishin (Rebekah) reveals herself.
May 25, 2019
Fontaine- Beneath the Rust (1-4): Are You Here For Violence?
Seishin's (Rebekah) phone keeps butt-dialing people.  Kyle (Andrew) goes to make a deal without any leverage.  Jill (Aerin) takes one for the team.
April 9, 2019
Fontaine- Beneath the Rust (1-3): Better Than I Expected
Seishin (Rebekah) terrifies a homeless man.  Jill (Aerin) experiences a microaggression.  Kyle (Andrew) eats a bagel.
February 24, 2019
Fontaine- Recap of First and Second Sessions (1-2)
Our audio got all jankified, so now the story's clarified.
January 25, 2019
Fontaine- Beneath the Rust (1-1): A Call in the Night
Seishin (Rebekah) gets a menacing text.  Jill (Aerin) takes some heavy blows.  Kyle (Andrew) totally knows how to drive a boat.
January 22, 2019
Fontaine Prelude 4: Urban Shadows Character Creation
Rebekah, Aerin, and Andrew all make their characters for the series! Apologies for all the technical-, human-, and comedy-of-errors that occurred during this episode. Next week's episode we are attempting to record our own audio on Audacity and hopefully have no further issues.
December 12, 2018
Fontaine Prelude 3: The Quiet End
This is the last episode of the Quiet Year! Next episode is having some technical difficulties, so hopefully next week you'll get to hear at least most of a character creation session for Urban Shadows.
December 7, 2018
Fontaine Prelude 2: The Quiet Summer
Jonah, Rebekah, Aerin, Michael, and (introducing) Andrew begin to address some of the tensions arising in Fontaine, Louisiana between various communities and organizations.
December 2, 2018
Fontaine Prelude 1: The Quiet Spring
Jonah, Rebekah, Aerin, and Michael begin weaving the history of the city of Fontaine, Louisiana by playing a map-drawing game called the Quiet Year, in preparation to play Urban Shadows in the same setting. Vampires and werewolves carve out portions of the city for themselves, wizards set up new corporate foundations, people tainted with demonic blood assist those who must now steal to survive. And this is all in the less-exciting time in the city's history.
November 16, 2018
Princes Episode 04: The Do-ers of No Good
Dramatic action strikes the mystery gang! The most dramatic drama ever to drama, really. And best of all- someone dies!
November 8, 2018
Princes Episode 03: ScoobyDon't
Soulange, Cole, Adolfo, and Trey learn about some creepy old dudes dressing up in black cloaks and meeting at night. Sounds like we've got a mystery on our hands!
November 5, 2018
Princes Episode 02: A Spooky Specter
The gang investigates a haunted tomb!
October 30, 2018
Princes Episode 01: ScoobyDoo
Adolfo, Cole, Soulange, and Trey gather together to fight crime and solve mysteries! They even split up to look for clues!
October 29, 2018